Andy Brown

Andy has been writing about the governance of sport for over 15 years. Prior to working on the Sports Integrity Initiative, he was the editor of World Sports Law Report for eight years. He has also worked for the Press Association and has written for numerous trade magazines. He has also created, chaired and spoken at numerous conferences on the business of sport, and produced the Sports Law Show for iSportConnect TV.

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News 17/06/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 17 June 2022

Fifteen people from seven countries, competing in 11 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the past week. The 15 sanctioned people included Tamás Aján and Nicu Vlad, who were sanctioned with life bans due to their roles in corrupting anti-doping procedures whilst President and...

Features 14/06/2022

While the bombs fall, so do table tennis balls…

1xBet, a betting company that briefly sponsored Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool and is run by Russians wanted by law enforcement authorities, is profiting in bizarre fashion from Ukrainian Table Tennis. While Russia continues its war against Ukraine, most sport has ground to a halt. Due to the imposition of...

News 12/06/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 10 June 2022

Nine athletes from six countries, competing in four sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Media attention focused on Jamaican triple and long jumper Sabina Allen, UK doubles tennis player Tara Moore, and three Russian rowers sanctioned on the basis of information retrieved from...

News 05/06/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 3 June 2022

Fifteen athletes from nine countries, competing in 12 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. The continued use of erythropoietin (EPO) in cycling was underlined by a four year ban issued to Marcin Polak, who returned three adverse analytical findings (AAFs – or ‘positive...

News 27/05/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 27 May 2022

Just four athletes from four countries, competing in four sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. The major news was that Tandara Caixeta, who plays for Brazil’s volleyball team, has been sanctioned with a four year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving...

News 23/05/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 20 May 2022

A total of 25 athletes from eleven countries, competing in eleven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light in the past week. Whilst not strictly involving anti-doping, Russia’s plans to prepare a Bill exempting Russia from the effect of Decisions reached by the Court of Arbitration...

News 16/05/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 13 May 2022

Fifteen athletes from eight countries, competing in 12 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. The headline-grabbing news was that Danilo Hondo, who confessed to blood doping in a May 2019 ARD interview, was sanctioned with an eight year ban, five and a half...

News 10/05/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 6 May 2022

Fifteen athletes from five countries, competing in five1 sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. The major news was that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has sanctioned four Doctors from the Chuvash region with life bans for administering intravenous infusions in excess of the...

News 05/05/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 29 April 2022

Sixteen athletes from nine countries, competing in eight sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Cases involved an Ethiopian marathon runner charged with use of Erythropoietin (EPO); four Pakistani weightlifters who refused tests, as well as an additional two who returned an adverse analytical...

News 25/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 22 April 2022

Eleven athletes competing in seven sports, from five countries, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Cases involved: • a horse trainer’s recreational use of methamphetamine on her birthday causing a racehorse to test positive for the stimulant; • four ‘whereabouts’ cases involving either missed...

16/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 15 April 2022

Eight athletes competing in eight different sports, from four countries, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. The most interesting cases involved a disc golfer who was sanctioned with a two year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) involving cannabis; an 18 year old...

08/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 8 April 2022

Fourteen athletes from seven countries, competing in eight sports, have been involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. A case involving a Russian cyclist has really thrown the cat among the pigeons. The defence team for Natalia Studenikina (Наталье Студеникиной) managed to convince the Russian Anti-Doping...

04/04/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 1 April 2022

Seventeen athletes from six countries, competing in nine sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Five of the proceedings involved historic adverse analytical findings (AAFs – or ‘positive tests’) covered up by the Russian State, subsequently discovered after the Moscow Laboratory Information Management System...

25/03/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 25 March 2022

Ten athletes from eight countries, competing in seven sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that progressed this week. Headlines focussed on Yelena Lashmanova, coached by the infamous Viktor Chegin, who lost Gold medals won in the 20km race walk at the London 2012 Olympics and the Moscow 2013 World...

18/03/2022

The SII Anti-Doping Monitor – week ending 18 March 2022

Six athletes from five countries, competing in five sports, were involved in anti-doping proceedings that came to light this week. Perhaps the most complicated story involves a New Zealand cyclist, who was dropped by her Human Powered Health team this week. Olivia Ray also no longer features as a...

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